Lets leave Africa and take a journey by boat
Next, a little unseasonably
is a 2006 Christmas stamp, one of 10 that were a result of a nationwide competition in which all New Zealand schoolchildren were invited to design a stamp illustrating what Christmas meant to them. This $1.50 stamp was by Sylvie Webby (age 11) who said "Pōhutukawa flowers look like red Christmas lights flashing on a native New Zealand tree". Not a yellow flower then, so I'll finish with one that is
|1988, 5th series, 'Narrow Road to a Far Province'|
the safflower. The other stamp of this pair portrays Willow trees in Obanazawa, where the 17th Century poet Basho wrote part of "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" when he stopped there for 10 days, the longest stopover of his trip to northern Japan. The stamps are part of a multiple series issued by Japan to celebrate Basho's many journeys, or more precisely wanderings, where he met friends, enjoyed the scenic places, experienced the seasons and shared them with the world in his travel writings and poems.
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought" Basho Matsuo
An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme of 'Yellow'